Edwin Bell Cobb1,2,3

ID# 74, (1843 - 1863)
FatherDr. Joshua Cobb4,5,6 (19 Apr 1809 - 7 Apr 1879)
MotherMarina Turner Bryan4,5,6 (18 Mar 1811 - 7 Dec 1890)

Key Events:

Birth: 29 Oct 1843, Tennessee7,8
Death: 10 May 1863, Richmond, Virginia9,10,11
Burial: 23 Mar 1871, City Cemetery, Clarksville, Montgomery Co., Tennessee12,2
ChartsDescendants of Gideon Cobb
AncestryThe Cobbs of Pawlet, Vermont

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Narrative:

     
Edwin Cobb's Tombstone
photo by authors
Edwin Bell Cobb was born on 29 Oct 1843 in Tennessee.7,8 He appeared on the 1850 Federal Census of Stewart Co., Tennessee, in the household of his parents, Dr. Joshua Cobb and Marina Turner Bryan.13,14 He appeared on the 1860 Federal Census of Clarksville, Montgomery Co., Tennessee, in the household of his parents, Dr. Joshua Cobb and Marina Turner Bryan.15,16
     He attended Stewart College, later Southwestern Presbyterian University, in Clarksville, appearing in the 1859-60 catalog as a member of the freshman class.17
     Edwin enlisted 24 May 1861 at Clarksville, Tennessee as a private in Company H, 14th Tennessee Infantry, C.S.A.18
     Edwin was recommended for cadet by John F. House, member of the Provisional Congress of the Confederacy from Clarksville, Tennessee, in Aug 1861. The recommendation was evidently never acted upon as he remained a private in the same unit throughout his service.19,20
     Edwin was taken prisoner at the battle of Fredericksburg, Virginia, on 13 Dec 1862, but returned 17 Dec in an exchange of prisoners.21
     Edwin was mortally wounded by a bomb shell on 3 May 1863 at the Battle of Chancellorsville the day, after General Stonewall Jackson fell in that same battle. He died soon after in a hospital in Richmond, Virginia.22,23
     Edwin died on 10 May 1863 in Richmond, Virginia, at age 19, from wounds suffered a few days before in the Battle of Chancellorsville.9,10,11 Eight years later, on 23 Mar 1871, he was buried in his father's plot in City Cemetery, later known as Riverview Cemetery, in Clarksville, Montgomery Co., Tennessee.12,2

Citations

  1. [S2675] Presidents, Soldiers, Statesmen, article on Lieut. H. C. Jessup, shows name as Edwin Bell Cobb.
  2. [S3346] Edwin B. Cobb grave marker, Riverside Cemetery.
  3. [S642] Joshua Cobb household, 1850 U.S. Census, Stewart Co., Tennessee, shows name as Edwin Cobb.
  4. [S1015] "Death of Dr. Cobb," The Chronicle, 12 Apr 1879.
  5. [S642] Joshua Cobb household, 1850 U.S. Census, Stewart Co., Tennessee, shows them in same household, apparently as parent and child.
  6. [S640] Joshua Cobb household, 1860 U.S. Census, Montgomery Co., Tennessee, shows them in same household, apparently as parent and child.
  7. [S3346] Edwin B. Cobb grave marker, Riverside Cemetery, shows date.
  8. [S642] Joshua Cobb household, 1850 U.S. Census, Stewart Co., Tennessee, shows age 7 and state.
  9. [S3346] Edwin B. Cobb grave marker, Riverside Cemetery, shows date, city, state, and wounded at the Battle of Chancellorsville, VA.
  10. [S3267] Edwin B. Cobb, Compiled Service Records, Confederate, Tennessee, muster roll 31 Mar 1864, shows killed 3 May 1863 and battle; extracts from register of hospital, show death 10 May from wounds, some say at Chancellorville, others say near Fredrickburg.
  11. [S3378] Edwin B. Cobb burial notice, Clarksville Weekly Chronicle, 25 Mar 1871, shows he died in Richmond, from wounds received at Channcellorsville in 1863.
  12. [S3378] Edwin B. Cobb burial notice, Clarksville Weekly Chronicle, 25 Mar 1871, shows his remains arrived "on Thursda last" and was escourted to the City Cemetery and buried.
  13. [S642] Joshua Cobb household, 1850 U.S. Census, Stewart Co., Tennessee.
  14. [S643] Joshua Cobb, owner, 1850 U.S. Census, Stewart Co., Tennessee, slave schedule.
  15. [S640] Joshua Cobb household, 1860 U.S. Census, Montgomery Co., Tennessee.
  16. [S641] Joshua Cobb, owner, 1860 U.S. Census, Montgomery Co., Tennessee, slave schedule.
  17. [S645] Titus, Picturesque Clarksville, pg 97.
  18. [S3267] Edwin B. Cobb, Compiled Service Records, Confederate, Tennessee, muster rolls.
  19. [S3267] Edwin B. Cobb, Compiled Service Records, Confederate, Tennessee, letter of recommendation.
  20. [S686] Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, online, "John Ford House, (1827 - 1904)," shows he was a member.
  21. [S3267] Edwin B. Cobb, Compiled Service Records, Confederate, Tennessee, muster roll Nov & Dec 1862, list of prisoner captured.
  22. [S3267] Edwin B. Cobb, Compiled Service Records, Confederate, Tennessee, muster roll 31 Mar 1864, shows killed 3 May 1863 and battle; extracts from register of hospital show death 10 May from wounds, some say at Chancellorville, others say near Fredrickburg, on 1 May.
  23. [S645] Titus, Picturesque Clarksville, pg 268, shows he was wounded at Chancellorsville on day Stonewall Jackson fell [2 May 1863 acording to Wikipedia] and and died in Richmond.